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China: the Yellow Peril at War With the World by Miller, J. Martin

Self Published, 1900-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original green cloth covered boards with stamped design and gilt lettering on cover and along spine; light rubbing along edges. Binding secure; hinges loose but holding; some webbing showi...

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A Conquest of Tibet by Hedin, Sven

NY: National Travel Club, 1934. First edition. Precedes the trade edition issued by Doubleday. Translated from the Swedish by Julius Lincoln. Published NY: National Travel Club, 1934, first printing. 8vo., 400pp., illustrated with 250 pen and ink sketches...

From The Wild Muse


The Dragon at Close Range by McGrath, William C

Shanghai, A.B.C. Press, 1938, hardcover, 209 pp, fourth impression, Very Good condition, no dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean with no markings, light corner and spine-end bumps, binding slightly shaken at p 198 but holding firm. An account of and refl...

From West of Eden Books


The Twenty Cases of Filial Piety by In Cantonese unable to read

An accordian style book with wood covers. Front side appears to have some water damage. Twenty cases each has a hand colored illustration, two per page. Appears to be water color and colored pencil on silk with a silk background. Outside dimensions 8 1/4...

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Illustrated Armor Short Song (Bugu Tanka Zukou) 武具短歌図考 (ぶぐたんかずこう) by MICHIYASU, Inaba

1771 Japanese Handwritten Weapons Katana Michiyasu Woodblock Color Illustrated An interesting 18th century woodblock-print of 'Illustrated Armor' This illustrated woodblock print contains various weapons and armor including: · Bows · Arr...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Quedah (Or Stray Leaves From A Journal in Malayan Waters). A Cruise in Japanese Waters. The Fight on the Peiho. New Editions. (1865) by Sherard Osborn (1822-1875)

1865 Omnibus Edition by Blackwood, Edinburgh & London. This is a beautiful book that has had some restoration. Original embossed cloth boards and spine. Interior is complete. Collation: xvi, map, 535 pages, 1 page ads, with original endpapers. All books p...

From Ironwood Hills Books


Tiempon I Manmofo’na by Scott Russell

Two thousand years before the birth of Christ, the remote islands of the Marian Archipelago were settled by adventurous explorers from Southeast Asia. These people, the ancient ancestors were accomplished horticulturists, mariners and fisherfolk. After ev...

From Kona Bay Books


An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. Including Cursory Observations made, and Information obtained, in travelling through that Ancient Empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary. by STAUNTON. Sir GEORGE

Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. for G. Nicol. London. 1797. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. - 2 quarto text volumes (12 x 9.4 inches), and a folio atlas of plates (16.6 x 12.3 inches). Text volumes in contemporary full brown calf boards with decorative gilt bo...

From Paul Foster Books


Silence Broken by Kim-Gibson, Dai Sil

Parkersburg, Iowa: Mid-Prairie Books, 2000. Second printing. Paperback. Very Good +. Glossy stiff paper wraps are clean but show some rubbing and a few fine scratches in glaze. Reader's crease along front gutter. Binding is tight. Pages are clean an...

From Black River Books


THE SAYINGS OF CONFUCIUS. by CONFUCIUS. (Lyall. Leonard A. Translates)

Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1909. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.8 x 6 inches). A fine, bright copy. Finely bound by Bumpus in early full brown calf. Triple gilt ruled borders on boards. Spine with raised bands, the compartments double ruled in gilt. Green m...

From Paul Foster Books



London: Edward and Arnold. Good+. 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Original blue cloth decorated with gilt. (xv) , 376pp. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Photogravure frontispiece. 2 large fold-out color maps ( Western Tibet & Western ...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


The Bengali Intellectual Tradition: From Rammohun Ray to Dhirendranath Sen by Mukhopadhyay, Amal Kumar (editor)

Calcutta, K.P. Bagchi & Company, 1979, hardcover, viii-289 pp, First edition, Good in Fair Dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean, name to front endpaper, spine-end and corner bumps, spine faded. Dustjacket, edge chips, rubs, a few spots to spine, in new B...

From West of Eden Books


Kawthoolei - Report On The Uncharted States Of Burma by Katoh, H

Tokyo, Japan: Dojidai-Ku, 1982. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Near Fine/Good +. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Stated First Edition. Mottled Red Wraps With Silver Lettering On The Spine. The Book Has Only A Hint Of Wear. The Jacket Has Moderate Rubbing. A R...

From Granada Bookstore (Member IOBA)


Vietnam Poems by Balaban, John

Oxford UK, Carcanet Press, 1970, softcover in self-wrappers, 16 pp, first printing of the first edition, limited to 600 copies of which 40 were signed by the author, this being copy number 28, Signed and dated October 1970 on the title page. Straight, tig...

From West of Eden Books


Manchuria Committee of Japanese Red Cross: History Memorial Volume. 1938, Dalian.China by Manchuria Committee of Japanese Red Cross

694p, [38].23cm, Photo plates, tables etc. In Japanese. Good+, bind tight, a little wear. Very rare, NO Worldcat/OCLC record, printed: "Not-for-selling" on copyright page. Involving hospital, plagues, disaster etc. (WITH PICTURES)...

From Asia Medicine and Humanities Books


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